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See these photos of the golden age of steam trains in Nottingham

Por |mayo 2nd, 2018|

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The last steam-hauled passenger train to run in Britain

dates back to exactly 50 years to August 1968.

It was called the Fifteen Guinea Special,

a special tour running from Liverpool Lime Street

to Manchester Victoria, Carlisle and back to Liverpool.

Tickets cost the princely sum of 15 guineas

– worth around £250 today –

but it was an historic journey.

The following day, British Rail banned steam.

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Tfmv – LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman

Por |diciembre 23rd, 2016|

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Tf – Daniel Wright – Lions and Wheels – British Railways’ lion emblems, 1949-1964

Por |octubre 25th, 2015|

Photo by Claudio Espinosa

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Railway companies loved heraldic devices because they thought it gave them gravitas (though according to this website only a very few, the BTC’s included, were officially registered with the College of Arms). What the BTC and British Railways thought they were doing by having […]

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Tf – Bring Back British Rail

Por |septiembre 30th, 2015|

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